RFC: Timestamps/timezones proposal

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Jul 18 15:04:22 EDT 2008

Quoting "David T." <sunfish62 at yahoo.com>:

> Charles, I believe Graham is right on this. I can easily see the 
> end-user scenario that he outlines, and I agree with him that the 
> transaction date is a DATE. All the confusion about UTC, timezones, 
> account settings and the such GO AWAY if the transaction is a date. 
> Moreover, throughout all of this discussion, I haven't seen a 
> compelling reason to use a timestamp in this context.

Bug #89439

Now, perhaps we might conclude that we can close 89439 as WONTFIX.
But it's certainly (to me) a compelling reason.


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